Friday, April 23, 2010

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup lukewarm milk

Stir the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.  Add vegetable oil to the lukewarm milk and mix together.  Gradually add the milk to the flour mixture, and using clean hands, work it into a gooey dough.

Turn dough out onto a surface dusted with flour and knead until the dough is no longer sticky.  Return the dough to the bowl and let sit for 20 minutes. 

Divide dough into 8 balls of equal size. Cover them, let sit for another 20 minutes (or up to 8 hours).

Roll the balls out one at a time to about a 7-inch circle.  Cook in preheated, ungreased skillet, cast iron preferably.  Flip after 30 seconds.

Keep in warm oven until ready to serve.